Thursday, June 20, 2019

Tag: Horror

Dead Don’t Die, The (2019)

Title: The Dead Don’t Die
Rating: R
Directed by: Jim Jarmusch
Written by: Jim Jarmusch
Starring: Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, Caleb Landry Jones, Rosie Perez, Iggy Pop, Sara Driver, RZA, Selena Gomez, Carol Kane, and Tom Waits
Release Date: 6/14/2019
Running Time: 105 minutes

Official Site
IMDb

What did you think of this film?
The peaceful town of Centerville finds itself battling a zombie horde as the dead start rising from their graves.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Frank and Tony for this submission


Perfection, The (2018)

Title: The Perfection
Rating: TV-MA
Directed by: Richard Shepard
Written by: Eric C. Charmelo, Richard Shepard, and Nicole Snyder
Starring: Allison Williams, Logan Browning, and Alaina Huffman
Release Date: 5/24/2019
Running Time: 90 minutes

IMDb

What did you think of this film?
When troubled musical prodigy Charlotte (Allison Williams) seeks out Elizabeth (Logan Browning), the new star pupil of her former school, the encounter sends both musicians down a sinister path with shocking consequences.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


Ma (2019)

Title: Ma
Rating: R
Directed by: Tate Taylor
Written by: Scotty Landes
Starring: Octavia Spencer, Juliette Lewis, Diana Silvers, Luke Evans, McKaley Miller, Missi Pyle, Corey Fogelmanis, Gianni Paolo, and Dante Brown
Release Date: 5/31/2019
Running Time: 99 minutes

Official Site
IMDb

What did you think of this film?
Everybody’s welcome at Ma’s. But good luck getting home safe.

Octavia Spencer stars as Sue Ann, a loner who keeps to herself in her quiet Ohio town. One day, she is asked by Maggie, a new teenager in town (Diana Silvers), to buy some booze for her and her friends, and Sue Ann sees the chance to make some unsuspecting, if younger, friends of her own.

She offers the kids the chance to avoid drinking and driving by hanging out in the basement of her home. But there are some house rules: One of the kids has to stay sober. Don’t curse. Never go upstairs. And call her “Ma.”

But as Ma’s hospitality starts to curdle into obsession, what began as a teenage dream turns into a terrorizing nightmare, and Ma’s place goes from the best place in town to the worst place on earth.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Memoriam: In loving memory of Aaron Khristeus and Kenneth Jovan Jackson

Special thanks to Tony and Rom for this submission


Shed of the Dead (2019)

Title: Shed of the Dead
Rating: R
Directed by: Drew Cullingham
Written by: Drew Cullingham
Starring: Spencer Brown, Lauren Socha, and Ewen MacIntosh
Release Date: 5/17/2019
Running Time: 82 minutes

IMDb

What did you think of this film?
Trevor is ‘between jobs’. He spends his days avoiding his overbearing wife by hiding out in his allotment shed and painting figurines for his wargames with his agoraphobic friend, Graham, and dreaming of his heroic alter-ego, the battle mage Casimir the Destroyer. When Mr Parsons, one of the other allotment tenants, petitions to have Trevor removed from his disgrace of a plot (he’s not there to grow stuff!) an argument ensues that leaves Trevor with a corpse to hide. Unfortunately, this untimely accident coincides with the zombie apocalypse and Mr Parsons’ return is just the beginnings of Trevor’s problems. More pressing is whether or not he should try and save his wife and her beautiful best friend, who both he and Graham have a thing for.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Note: The final scene with Trevor facing off against the undead continues in graphic novel format during the first part of the credits.

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


Slaughterhouse Rulez (2018)

Title: Slaughterhouse Rulez
Rating: R
Directed by: Crispian Mills
Written by: Crispian Mills and Henry Fitzherbert
Starring: Asa Butterfield, Finn Cole, Hermione Corfield, Michael Sheen, Nick Frost, and Simon Pegg
Release Date: 10/31/2018
Running Time: 104 minutes

Official Site
IMDb

What did you think of this film?
Welcome to Slaughterhouse, an elite boarding school where boys and girls are groomed for power and greatness…and they’re about to meet their match. This ancient and ordered world is about to be shaken to its foundations – literally – when a controversial frack site on prized school woodland causes seismic tremors, a mysterious sinkhole and an unspeakable horror is unleashed. Soon a new pecking order will be established as pupils, teachers and the school matron become locked in a bloody battle for survival.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Note: Audio of Michael Sheen’s headmaster character talking about Slaughterhouse is mixed into the song “Tick Tick Boom” by The Hives.

Special thanks to Gabe for this submission


Brightburn (2019)*

Title: Brightburn
Rating: R
Directed by: David Yarovesky
Written by: Brian Gunn and Mark Gunn
Starring: Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, Jackson A. Dunn, Matt Jones, and Meredith Hagner
Release Date: 5/24/2019
Running Time: 91 minutes

Official Site
IMDb

What did you think of this film?
What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister?


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

Click to see whats: during the credits

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Is this stinger worth waiting around for? Vote DownVote Up (+2 rating, 10 votes)

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


Something Else (2019)

Title: Something Else
Rating: NR
Directed by: Jeremy Gardner, and Christian Stella
Written by: Jeremy Gardner
Starring: Jeremy Gardner. Brea Grant, Henry Zebrowski, Justin Benson, Ashley Song, and Nicola Masciotra
Release Date: 4/26/2019
Running Time: 83 minutes

Official Facebook
IMDb

What did you think of this film?
For small-town bar owner Hank (Jeremy Gardner), his 10-year relationship with Abby (Brea Grant) has been storybook-quality. Abby, however, wants more: marriage, to be exact, which Hank doesn’t seem ready to initiate anytime soon. As a result, she leaves him without so much as a note or any subsequent communication. Hank is crushed. Even worse, Abby’s departure seemingly triggers the arrival of an unseen monster that claws at Hank’s front door at night. As the nocturnal threat intensifies, Hank must figure out how to not only save his relationship, but also himself.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Gabe for this submission


Intruder, The (2019)

Title: The Intruder
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Deon Taylor
Written by: David Loughery
Starring: Michael Ealy, Meagan Good, Joseph Sikora, and Dennis Quaid
Release Date: 5/3/2019
Running Time: 102 minutes

Official Site
IMDb

What did you think of this film?
When a young married couple (Michael Ealy and Meagan Good) buys their dream house in the Napa Valley, they think they have found the perfect home to take their next steps as a family. But when the strangely attached seller (Dennis Quaid) continues to infiltrate their lives, they begin to suspect that he has hidden motivations beyond a quick sale.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


Curse of La Llorona, The (2019)

Title: The Curse of La Llorona
Rating: R
Directed by: Michael Chaves
Written by: Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis
Starring: Linda Cardellini, Raymond Cruz, Patricia Velasquez, and Marisol Ramirez
Release Date: 4/19/2019
Running Time: 93 minutes

Official Site
IMDb

La Llorona. The Weeping Woman. A horrifying apparition, caught between Heaven and Hell, trapped in a terrible fate sealed by her own hand. The mere mention of her name has struck terror around the world for generations.

In life, she drowned her children in a jealous rage, throwing herself in the churning river after them as she wept in pain.

Now her tears are eternal. They are lethal, and those who hear her death call in the night are doomed. La Llorona creeps in the shadows and preys on the children, desperate to replace her own. As the centuries have passed, her desire has grown more voracious…and her methods more terrifying.

In 1970s Los Angeles, La Llorona is stalking the night—and the children.

Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment, a social worker and her own small kids are soon drawn into a frightening supernatural realm. Their only hope to survive La Llorona’s deadly wrath may be a disillusioned priest and the mysticism he practices to keep evil at bay, on the fringes where fear and faith collide.

Beware of her chilling wail…she will stop at nothing to lure you into the gloom.

Because there is no peace for her anguish. There is no mercy for her soul.

And there is no escape from the curse of La Llorona.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Saran for this submission


Hellboy (2019)*


Title: Hellboy
Rating: R
Directed by: Neil Marshall
Written by: Andrew Cosby
Based on the comic book by: Mike Mignola
Starring: David Harbour, Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, Sasha Lane, Penelope Mitchell, and Daniel Dae Kim
Release Date: 4/12/2019
Running Time: 120 minutes

Official Site
IMDb

What did you think of this film?
Hellboy is back, and he’s on fire. From the pages of Mike Mignola’s seminal work, this action packed story sees the legendary half-demon superhero (David Harbour) called to England to battle a trio of rampaging giants. There he discovers The Blood Queen, Nimue (Milla Jovovich), a resurrected ancient sorceress thirsting to avenge a past betrayal. Suddenly caught in a clash between the supernatural and the human, Hellboy is now hell-bent on stopping Nimue without triggering the end of the world.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

Click to see whats: during the credits

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? Yes

Click to see whats: after the credits

Is this stinger worth waiting around for? Vote DownVote Up (+9 rating, 31 votes)

Special thanks to Saran for this submission

Was seeing Hellboy in IMAX worth the cost?